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Balens’s Bespoke Insurance cover for members of the Clinical Association of Reflexologists

Bespoke Insurance cover for members of the Clinical Association of ReflexologistsBalens are a well-established, fourth generation family business who specialise in insurance cover for Health & Wellbeing, Fitness, Beauty Therapy and other Health Professionals and organisations. We are experts in the development of insurance wordings for Health & Wellbeing Professionals. These wordings are, in our […]

Vacancies on C.A.R. board

Dear C.A.R. members ….the present board is inviting you to apply to join our board. Clive O’Hara created a legacy of high standards, dedication to promote reflexology in the best ways possible for all his students and loyal followers…. All the present board studied with Clive from the start and have formed a strong network […]

The Earthing Movie: The remarkable science of Grounding…

The Earthing Movie: The remarkable science of Grounding… As a member of CAR now for well over twenty odd years and also a board member that long too I am always interested in sharing with friends, family and clients what stops me in my tracks…. Yesterday a good friend told me about this movie…its only […]

Lastest update on the current situation…

As you are of course aware, England entered a national lock down at midnight on 4 January in response to a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases across the UK. The government has confirmed that providing treatments are essential and being carried out for genuine health/medical needs, and relevant government guidance is being […]

COVID-19 -The current situation…where to look for the best updates that meet all guidelines for the whole of the UK.

As a result of our own recent research of the current situation the board of C.A.R. have found that the best up to date knowledge to follow has already been published most efficiently and covers every view point necessary for us to be vital for ourselves and our clients therefore we encourage you to follow […]

The current situation update…..COVID-19

England will be going on a second national lockdown from Thursday, 5th November, all holistic therapy businesses will sadly have to close for the next 4 weeks. This is incredibly frustrating news for us all. Just as we were getting back into enjoying our role in the community, it’s all changed again. There haven’t been any […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) …Preparing to return to working from home in a private practise

Members important information: The government’s statement on 9th July 2020 has announced that foot reflexology treatments can resume in England from Monday 13th July. Facial and hand reflexology remain, for the moment, restricted. Of course, it will be a personal decision when you choose to return to practise based on your situation and your own […]

Reflexology Conference 2019

  Dear Readers, We would like to bring to your attention the next Reflexology Conference 2019 hosted by Sue Ricks… 7th October 2019, Kegworth, East Midlands… Last year Lynne and myself where able to attend the Reflexology Conference March, 2018 and loved every moment. Over 200 delegates signed up and although the weather outside was […]

Welcome Josie

On behalf of the whole board of directors may I welcome Josie Greenhalgh from Warwickshire…..Josie joined us last month and is looking forward to coming up to meet us all here in Manchester shortly….for more information please visit …… or contact Josie on 07807026161 or at        

Article from Patricia Hunter…C.A.R. board member

In over 25 years of practising reflexology, it still never ceases to amaze me what the feet can tell about the person sitting in front of us, and the deep relaxation that reflexology brings to the individual. My first encourter with reflexology was when I was working as a nurse at Beechwood Cancer Care Centre. […]

Spot light on Jeannette Jackson by Denise Bevon

Jeannette Jackson Is the founder and Director of the Manchester Stress Institute; A corporate health & wellbeing training company, presenting workshops & seminars to improve staff health, wellbeing and performance.  After finishing school Jeannette started working at BBC TV Oxford Road in the costume and makeup dept in 1998 and whilst working there began writing […]

Vivian Birlie-Dog Reflexology & Acupressure-Sano Canis ™

After I returned from the UK Reflexology Conference 2018 I wanted to purchase books from the speakers CAR has published articles about…. In my searching I found an unexpected text book by Vivian Birlie’s on Dog Reflexology… I was so excited because for seven years I have been using my own two rescue dog’s  Meg […]

Barbara Scott- Reproflexology ™

Barbara Scott  is another of the wonderful speakers from Sue Rick’s UK Reflexology Conference 2018  Barbara is the founder of Seren Natural Fertility, Reproflexology ™ Training and Chair of The Association of Reproductive Reflexologists. She is the author of ‘Reflexology for Fertility, Watkins Books 2016, and was awarded ‘Complementary Therapist of the Year 2017 by […]

Geraldine Villeneuve- Structural Reflexology®

Geraldine Villeneuve is the third speaker from the UK Reflexology Conference 2018 Geraldine Villeneuve, Author of “Put Your Best Feet Forward”, is an American Board Certified Reflexologist, has been practicing reflexology for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor of science in Therapeutic Recreation, and is a licensed massage practitioner specialising in injury remediation. She […]

Minutes from our Annual General Meeting

Present Annual General Meeting Monday 4t h June 2018 Marian Foster’s home, 29 High Street, Godley, Hyde Minutes Alison Morewood Jan Stringer Marian Foster Mandy Irvine Marnie Dean Lynne Marland Rosie Plunkett Denise Bevon (minute taker) Pat Hunter Apologies : Fiona James, Kylie Lord, Chris Rimmer, Emma Reid. 1. Welcome Alison welcomed everyone and passed […]

Sally Kay-Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage RLD

Sue Ricks chose Sally to open the UK Reflexology Conference with her ground breaking findings and research…. Sally has very kindly given us permission to publish some of her work. You will see Judith Whatley’s name appear often here, together Sally and Judith make the most amazing team to get a paper published….other speakers have […]

Jane Sheehan-International Foot Reader

Jane Sheehan-International Foot Reader

A private view of what the conference did for me in many articles… “I met Jane at the UK Reflexology Conference this year in East Midlands, hosted by Sue Ricks an amazing lady with a heart of gold… Sue invited 17, UK and International speakers to bring us all together as one united Reflexology family….This […]

CCR and CAR’s Official Review of the New 2018 Edition CNHC Reflexology Core Curriculum

CCR and CAR’s Official Review of the New 2018 Edition CNHC Reflexology Core Curriculum *Featuring ‘The Reflexology ‘Swear Word’ – STIMULATION’ In April 2018 CAR were invited to be a member of the consultation group for the CNHC Reflexology Core Curriculum draft review. The CAR Board responded concluding that the draft document successfully provided a […]

Forth coming AGM 4th June 2018

The board would like to invite all our loyal members to join us for the AGM will be held this year on Monday 4th June at 19.00pm. Venue: Mrs Marian Foster 29, High Street Hyde SK14 2PU We are looking forward to seeing you all again. Our good wishes Alison Morewood, Marian Foster, Lynne […]

GDPR- C.A.R Privacy Notice

YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION – GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) GDPR is bringing in new legal protection for personal information from 25th May 2018. This tells you what personal information we hold and why, and what your rights are. Organisation Name: Clinical Association of Reflexologists Address: 8, Ramsey Close, Atherton, Manchester. M46 9EQ Telephone No: 07916308942 […]

Attention all members……..A.G.M

The board wish to announce the date for our next A.G.M. It will be on Monday 10th April 2017 all members are welcome. The Venue: Marian Foster’s home 29, High Street Hyde SK14 2PU The meeting will start at 19.00pm… All board members will be here to share and support. Looking forward to seeing you […]

Balen Declaration Form

DECLARATION FORM I have never been convicted of, or charged (but not yet tried) with any criminal offence, other than motoring offences, or offences that are spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. I have never had a proposal or renewal for insurance declined or cancelled; a policy voided, withdrawn or suspended, or special […]

Balens Zurich

Balens Health Professionals Scheme Professional Liability and Malpractice Insurance Policy Devised and arranged especially by Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers to Health Professionals and Organisations Policy underwritten by Zurich Insurance plc Contents A warm welcome to Balens 3 Your Balens Health Professionals Scheme policy 4 Definitions 8 Insuring clauses 12 Section I Professional Liability 12 Section […]

Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers

Who are Balens and the Affinity Team? Balens are a well-established, fourth generation family-run business which has been built on solid roots going back to 1950, and we have grown during that time to our present size mainly through recommendation; not acquisition or private funding. We are Pioneers in the development of top quality insurance […]